Salman Khan is one of the most popular actors in Bollywood, known for his good looks, impressive acting skills, and the ability to entertain the masses with his movies. With a career spanning over three decades, Salman has delivered numerous hits, making him a favorite of audiences and critics alike. In this article, we will look at the top 10 superhit movies of Salman Khan in 2015-2023 that have taken Bollywood by storm.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan –
Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) Directed by Kabir Khan, Bajrangi Bhaijaan was a heart-warming tale of a man’s journey to reunite a young Pakistani girl with her family. Salman Khan played the role of Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, aka Bajrangi, who embarks on a journey to take the girl back to her home in Pakistan. The film was a critical and commercial success and went on to become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.
Sultan (2016) Sultan was another blockbuster hit from Salman Khan, where he played the role of a wrestler named Sultan Ali Khan. The movie showcased Sultan’s rise to fame, fall from grace, and ultimate redemption. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film was praised for its direction, performances, and music.
Tubelight (2017) Directed by Kabir Khan, Tubelight was a poignant story of two brothers set against the backdrop of the Indo-China war. Salman played the role of Laxman, a man with a childlike innocence who goes in search of his missing brother. The film was not a commercial success, but it was praised for its performances and storyline.
Tiger Zinda Hai –
Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) Tiger Zinda Hai was the sequel to the 2012 blockbuster hit, Ek Tha Tiger. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the film starred Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles. The movie was a high-octane action thriller and went on to become one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time.
Race 3 –
Race 3 (2018) Race 3 was an action-packed thriller directed by Remo D’Souza. Salman Khan played the role of Sikander, the head of a criminal family, in this multi-starrer film. Although the movie was heavily criticized for its weak storyline and poor performances, it still managed to be a commercial success.
Bharat (2019) Bharat was a period drama directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, which showcased the journey of a man named Bharat, played by Salman Khan, through the ups and downs of post-independence India. The film also starred Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, and Sunil Grover in pivotal roles. Although the movie received mixed reviews, it was a commercial success.
Dabangg 3 –
Dabangg 3 (2019) Dabangg 3 was the third installment of the popular Dabangg franchise, directed by Prabhu Deva. Salman Khan played the role of Chulbul Pandey, a quirky cop who takes on corrupt politicians and criminals. The film was a commercial success, but it received mixed reviews from critics
Radhe (2021) Rana, a ruthless gangster, shifts to Mumbai to start a drug business. He kills a man for not returning the money he borrowed from him. The man is an accomplice of Mansoor Bhai. Rana starts selling drugs to not only to college students but to school children as well. Due to this, 12 people committed suicide in the last 3 months due to drug addiction. Mumbai Police send two senior officers to stop Rana but they were heavily drugged and killed. The police force decides to send Radhe, an undercover police officer to the case.
The film was released theatrically on 18 September 2009 to generally mixed-to-positive reviews with critics and audience praising the performances (particularly Khan, Raj and Manjrekar), music, humour and mass moments but criticising the direction and use of cliches.